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Due to the fact that the snowpass program was no longer working for all of our member ski areas and consumers in a way that it could be managed in a post-pandemic operations environment, the PA 4th – 5th Grade Snowpass program has been eliminated and will no longer be available. Many ski areas have capacity limitations requiring advance sales and reservations that could not accommodate the 4th/5th grade program as it was. We look forward to working with our member ski areas in regard to a new program in the future.

Please check back to see what offers our member ski areas have put together for the upcoming winter.

Pennsylvania is the perfect place for families to find affordable winter fun and create magical memories to last a lifetime. With member ski areas from the Alleghenies to the Poconos you will find countless ways to play together in Pennsylvania. Whether you are looking for a quick weekend getaway to introduce the youngest family members to the slopes or planning a week-long vacation, there are a variety of packages, programs and specials designed to fit every adventure and pocketbook.

Affordable options

Looking for ways to save on a winter family outing? Check out some of these affordable family-friendly options:

  • Most resorts have discounted rates for kids 12 and under.
  • Children five years of age and under receive a free lift ticket with the purchase of a full price adult lift ticket at participating resorts.
  • Midweek skiing and riding is not only usually less than on the weekends but you get less crowded slopes to learn and play.
  • Lift ticket, rental, and lesson packages for beginners are a great way to get everything you need for the day and save a few bucks too.
  • Groups of 15 or more qualify for discounted rates at many of the resorts.
  • Night owls can score big discounts by hitting the slopes for nighttime skiing at select resorts.

Kids Programs

Skiing and boarding is a great way to get the kids active in the great outdoors all winter long and develop a life-long passion they can enjoy for years to come. Did you know the best time to teach your child to ski or snowboard is between the ages of 4 and 7? Pennsylvania resorts offer a variety of kid-friendly programs, starting around age three, designed to build self-esteem, while providing a safe and fun learning environment. Programs are based on age and skill level and include single lessons, first-time sessions and month-long adventure camps.

Shawnee Mountain:  Mini Monster Mountain

One of the most frequent questions we receive is “what can my child do if they’re not tubing or skiing/riding?” This especially came from parents of children too young to do either activity. This winter, we are excited to announce our new play area, the Mini Monster Mountain.

Spring Mountain:

We are offering $25 Season Passes to 4th Graders. Here is the URL with all the info.

Beginner Group Lessons available every day for kids & adults age 6 & Up.

Beginner Group Lessons available Weekends & Holidays for 4 & 5 year olds.

Individual & Family Private Lessons available every day for ages 3 and up.

Full Sized Outdoor Rink - Public Skating & Skating Lessons for all ages 3 and up.

Vail Resorts - resorts’ multi-week junior developmental programs. Each resort has its own specialized offerings.


We are also launching a new after-school/youth group program called Slope Days. Links are noted below:

Bring your school or youth group to the mountain to learn to ski and ride or enhance your skills! Our new program is designed to give your students, ages 7-18, the experience of a lifetime in a multi-week week program. Each student will receive a lift ticket for each day of the program plus rentals and an hour-long lesson at a value rate.



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